Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Chapman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-3.5)
Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1) play the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) at Chapman Stadium on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The odds on this contest have Cincinnati as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 49.
The last time they took the field, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the USF Bulls and ended up getting the win by a score of 28-7. Desmond Ridder went 16/26 with 143 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 3 interceptions for the game. Gerrid Doaks led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for a total of 102 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Jayshon Jackson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 47 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 15.7 yards per catch in this game.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an average of 35.7 points per contest. As a unit they average 178.0 yards in the run game ranking them 31st in Division 1. The Bearcats have tallied 1,188 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Cincinnati has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning yards via the pass, the Bearcats have conceded 515 yards which ranks them 22nd in D-1. Overall, they are allowing 306.7 yards/outing which puts them 25th in college football. The Bearcats rank 16th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 12.3 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 135.0 rushing yards per game so far this season. In their 3 games played, they have yielded 171.7 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 51.3%. For the season, they have conceded 405 yards via the ground game in 3 outings.
For his career, Ridder has thrown for a total of 5,206 yds with 44 TD's and 18 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 308 different times for a total of 1,304 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 135.4 with a TD rate of 6.2% and an interception rate of 2.5%. He is averaging 179.5 yds per outing. Desmond Ridder has completed 420 of his career 714 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.8%.
In their last outing, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went up against the UCF Knights and took home the victory by a score of 34-26. T.K. Wilkerson paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He rushed for 86 yards via 22 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per run. Keylon Stokes led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 95 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 15.8 yards per catch in this outing. Zach Smith went 17/29 with 273 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick for the contest.
When it comes to how much they score, the Golden Hurricane are 65th in D-1 by scoring 20.5 points per contest. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Hurricane have compiled 439 passing yards along with an average of 219.5 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 55th in college football. They average 138.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 277 yards for this year. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an average of 358.0 yards per outing which is good for 60th in the country. Tulsa has surrendered a total of 264 rushing yards (132.0 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Golden Hurricane are allowing 21.0 points per game, which has them sitting 28th in college football. In total, they have given up 42 points. They have surrendered 1 touchdown via the pass and 234.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 44th in college football.
During the 33 contests in his collegiate career, Zach Smith has been successful on 502 of his 883 tries for a total of 6,715 yds. He averages 203.5 yards per game through the air with a 131.3 QB rating. Smith has passed for 44 TD's while tossing 26 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for -222 yards on 138 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 2.9%.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +3.5
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